What does the name Adah mean?

What does the name Adah mean?

The Hebrew name of Adah means adornment and beauty. The other derivatives of the name Ada are Adaiah, Adithaim, Adiel or Jehoaddah. Adah was super popular around 150 years ago, and this has slowly declined.

There will be beauty in the woman and child named Ada, a really beautiful soul. Adah is the second women's name used in Bible after Eve. Adan was the wife of Lamech the First. Genesis 36:2 also references to name Adah, used for one wife of Esau. According to various theories from history, the name Adah is said to have the following two meanings:

  • The Hebrew verb (ada) has meaning as “go by” or “pass by”. It s another meaning for “ornament oneself”.
  • The Hebrew verb (ya'ad) means to assemble, or meet. Another derivative (eda) refers to the congregation.
  • The Hebrew noun (idda) refers to menstruation

What does Adah mean in the bible?

Adah in the bible had two sons, she gave the world everything she had and was polygamous in the bible, which means marrying multiple people. There was jealously involved, of course, that heartache and unhappiness. Adah and zillah were wives of the same man and you can imagine the pain that this caused. No one likes being second best to someone else. I just wanted you to be aware of this story because the impact spiritually on the name Adah can indicate that it is important to strive to be number one in all things. 

The union of the marriage to both women naturally degraded what people believed, and that this caused sin on the race. Lamech wrote a poem to his two wives and it is called the song of the terrible Lamech. 

Adah and Zillah, hear my voice, Ye wives of Lemech. give ear unto my rede. For I have slain a man for wounding me: Even a young man for bruising me. Truly Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, And Lemech seventy and sevenfold."

The poem and Hebrew verses support the violence and the pleasure of life with two women.

What is the name meaning of Adah?

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Quick Meaning: Beauty
  • Number of letters: 4, Those 4 letters total to 14
  • Gender: Girl
  • Hebrew: Female Beautiful. Ornament. The Old Testament wives of Lamech and Esau were named Adah. Used occasionally in English-speaking countries since the 16th century.
  • Biblical: Male An assembly
  • African: Female First daughter. (Nigerian).

What is the spiritual message of Adah?

Affairs are going to be challenge in later life Adah, this is due to the biblical reference. You could be subjected to one or have an issue. Just be aware of this Adah. Number 4, which is your angel vibrational numerological number will urge emphasis on the importance of having a solid structure in your work life. You may need to structure your hours to maximize your career goals, or your work environment needs to meet your practical needs. Or you might have to structure your finances to meet your material needs. You may be able to get more done if you choose a career you are happy with. In love, you will find that you need to work on trusting others.

It is possible that you can be very flexible due to the influence of the 4 energy at work. You might decide to travel to New York to attend a concert at the last minute with no planning. This is due to the "ah" in the end of your name. You can cause a lot of frustration for those around you by constantly changing your plans and making changes that is your only downfall. This can also cost you valuable business contacts and money. It may be helpful to you to determine your friends in life before making any firm plans or arrangements.

What are the positive traits of Adah?

  • Adah's like to focus on their passion in life
  • Great with children
  • Money making ideas

Negative traits

  • Can feel stressed at times
  • Has trouble sleeping
  • Does not trust people easily (never a bad thing Adah!)

By Florance Saul
Sep 20, 2012